No April fools today! Just an opportunity to get your mental corn popping.
Illinois becomes the first city to offer Black residents reparations. Associated Press
Kim Barker, Mike Baker, and Ali Watkins: in city after city, police mishandled Black Lives Matter protests. The New York Times
Ashawnta Jackson explains how Mary Fields became “Stagecoach Mary.” JSTOR Daily
Lawrence Hurley: SCOTUS expands the ability to sue police for excessive force. Reuters
Related: Jacob Blake file excessive force lawsuit against officer who shot him in the back. CBS News
Whittney Evans reports that Virginia becomes the first southern state to repeal the death penalty. NPR
Li Zhou: the Atlanta shootings can’t be divorced from racism and misogyny. Vox
Kareem Fahim reports that Erdogan pulls Turkey out of European treaty aimed at protecting women from violence. The Washington Post
Nahal Toosi: US, UK, EU, and Canada announce sanctions on China for Uighur genocide. Politico
This is why we can’t have nice things. Real conspiracies. Veritasium
Ian Austen highlights Winnipeg’s new showcase and meeting place for Inuit art and artists. The New York Times
The history of throwing shade. The Take
Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal win a humble prize for architecture. Christian Science Monitor
Breakthroughs in artificial wombs and growing heart valves. SciShow News
Jenny Stevens offers some big vagina energy: the return of the Sheela na gig. The Guardian
The biggest lie about nuclear energy. ASAP Science
In honour of World Water Day, Nina Munteanu writes about water protectors.
“Our biggest challenge? Lack of imagination: the scientists turning the desert green. Steve Rose for The Guardian.
Stuart Clark: Elsa-d mission to clean up space debris set for launch. The Guardian
Robin George Andrews: scientists spot a “space hurricane” for the first time. National Geographic
Thank you for taking the time to visit, and I hope you took away something to inspire your next creative project.
This weekend, I should be posting my March next chapter update.
Until then, be well and stay safe, my writerly friends!